James Arthur Weinberg A native of Rochester, New York, James began piano lessons at age 5, first with his mother and then at several prominent studios including the Eastman School of Music. Following high school, he entered SUNY Fredonia as an organ major, later transferring to Stetson University in Deland, Florida. While raising a young family, he briefly attended Peabody Teachers College in Nashville as a music education major, followed by a tour of duty in the Navy as a Journalist Seaman. Upon discharge, James spent 7 years in radio broadcasting, 5 as a classical announcer/producer at WPLN-FM. In 1985, he completed a bachelor's degree in church music (cum laude) from Belmont College, and a few years later returned for graduate work with an emphasis in K-6 methodology. A master's in music education was conferred in 1991 from Belmont University.
James has worked for churches of every major denomination and currently holds the post of organist-choirmaster at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Franklin. Following 8 years as an adjunct music instructor at Belmont Academy [a division of Belmont University], James moved his piano studio to Holy Cross. He is owner and sole proprietor of James' Music Studio, LLC with a student body (as of Fall 2013) of over 70 pupils.
He and his wife of 40 years, Carol--an artist, gardener and homemaker--have two grown children, Benjamin and Rebecca, and live with their two cats and poodle in Brentwood south of Nashville. --James 12:09, 27 July 2013 (EDT)